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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application.

Open positions

Location
Application deadline

P145 Engineering Administrator - Maternity Cover

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
25/01/2019

Position Type:            Maternity Cover, Full-Time, Fixed Contract 

Work Pattern             Days – Mon-Fri: 37.5 hours per week.

Department:              Engineering Part 145

Location:                    East midlands

Responsible to:          Maintenance Manager – Part 145     

Role Summary

To provide an efficient and effective administrative service to the Engineering Part 145 Department, ensuring all elements of the function are completed on time and to the required specification, giving excellent customer service.

Ensuring that all relevant staff and other resources are utilised in a cost effective way. Always have an up to date working schedule, travel and accommodation plan in place. Ensure the plan is monitored, updated and evaluated at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Arrange Travel & Accommodation (where applicable) for staff within the Part 145 organisation.
  • Update and keep track of schedule for permanent and contracted staff regarding vacations, OT, sickness etc. Assist LMM, LSC on Line stations regarding coverage for schedule, system currently in use is Shiftplanning.com
  • Administrate and approve timesheets for permanent and contracted staff within the organisation and forward to relevant end user.
  • Manage and update RAL and any other systems regarding training, licenses, addresses and any other relevant documents for all staff.
  • Manage the application for and administration of Airport access (badges – permanent and visitor, driving - permits, car - permits etc.) due Airport Regulations on Airports operated by the P145 organisation.
  • Monitor and Update Airport regulations & Airport information for airports where part 145 operates. Ensure that this information is informed to applicable employees.
  • On daily/weekly basic book & coordinate travel, hotel, rental cars etc. for Part 145 Department according to schedule.
  • On daily/weekly basic update schedule regarding applied for vacation & other leave, sickness, etc. Liaise with LSC and BSC regarding applied vacation and approval/denial of.
  • Handle all relevant administration for cars used within the P145 Line organisation including servicing, maintenance, repairs, permits, tax, MOT etc.
  • Handle & Administer “ Petty Cash EMA “
  • Assist MM with all administration or secretarial services required for the team. Develop Administration systems to support an effective and efficient service.
  • Assist with the printing and preparation of Base/Line Work Orders from electronic sources
  • Assist with the closure and archiving of completed Base/Line Work Orders , including the collation of documents prior to SMI/CRS sign off
  • Administrative check that completed Technical Paperwork paperwork has been closed correctly and all the required date/signatures and attachments are present.
  • Liaising with the Base maintenance Manager, Base Station Controller, Outstation Manager and the Line Maintenance Manager.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum of 3 years administration experience in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience in Staff Rostering/Scheduling
  • Understanding or interest of the aviation Industry would be desirable
  • Excellent IT skills specifically Microsoft Office, spreadsheets and bespoke systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proactive, confident, self-starter with proven ability to see the big picture
  • Proven Planning & Organisation and problem solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; adaptable to all levels of the organization
  • Able to work independently, taking the initiative and with little supervision
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail & quality minded

Salary

Circa £23,000 –25,000 depending on experience and skills.

 


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Production Planning Controller (PPC) EMA Part 145

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
01/03/2019

EMA Part 145 Production Planning Controller (PPC)

Position Type:            Permanent, Full time (40 Hrs)

Work Pattern             Mon-Fri

Department:              Part 145

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:          Base Station Controller

Role Summary 

Responsible for ensuring the EMA Base Hangar Maintenance operations are well planned using the resources and manpower available at EMA Hangar 29. Maintain and control of the Technical documentation/Work packages that are produced by our Group Part Ms and from time 3rd party organisations.

Responsibility

  • Responsible for the overall Maintenance plan for the Hangar location and day-to-day control and updating of Technical paperwork generated by production within the Base environment and report directly to EMA Base Station Controller and Part 145 MM/BMM as requested.
  • Manage the work packs and reviewed, manpower, Spares and tooling identified with sufficient time to allow completion of the work.
  • Maintain man-hours have been collected entered onto relevant company documents and brought to the attention of BSC and/or Supervisors when missing or not clearly correct.
  • Responsible for working closely alongside the Base Station Controller and on Shift Supervisors to assist with planning, preparation and pre-load spares.
  • Assist, BSC with Work Pack closure, give assistance to ensue all controlled paperwork accounted for, and correct.
  • Assist with Administration requests if needed

Duties

  • Planning of Scheduled Maintenance and control of all P145 related documentation to include archiving and forwarding documents to relevant third parties electronically.
  • Ensuring all planned work orders are printed, controlled or returned to third parties.
  • Assisting Technical Department Manager in ensuring good communication is maintained with staff on behalf of Part 145.
  • Develop good communications with the Part M Planning Departments, Supervisors and BSC.
  • Ensure electronic/hard copy handover diaries for Base & Line are maintained and archived on a regular basis.
  • Provide support to the BSC with manpower planning, vacation and training.
  • Give support and assistance to the BSC and Supervisors as required.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Educated to ‘AS’ level or equivalent
  • EASA B1 or CAT A license preferred
  • Aircraft Maintenance degree highly desirable

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5 years Base maintenance planning experience.
  • Experience in Base Maintenance planning for 737 CL or NG.
  • Experience in effective man-hour planning for Base Maintenance hangar teams.
  • Experience of Technical documents related Base Maintenance and the ‘control of’.
  • Excellent IT skills specifically Microsoft Office and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality.
  • Proactive, confident, Team player.
  • Proven Planning & Organisation and problem solving skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; adaptable to all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently, taking the initiative and with little supervision.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Attention to detail & quality minded.

Salary 

  • Basic pay - £23,500 to £34,500 dependent upon experience
  • Loyalty bonus up to a maximum of 10% of salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Equivalent to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)

 

 

 


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Base Engineer

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
13/03/2019

Base Engineer                                                                                                                                                    

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time Week on/Week off Shift Pattern     

Department:              Base Engineering       

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:          Shift Supervisors/Base Station Controller     

Role Summary

To provide and support effective and efficient Base engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.

Responsible for ensuring the relevant Base shift work at EMA is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards.

Responsibilities

Responsible for certifying the work in the Base; In consultation with the Shift Supervisors and Base Station Controller (BSC)

Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, Technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records. 

Responsible for ensuring any required parts/tools for maintenance are ordered correctly, and monitor with logistics/supervisors regarding estimated delivery times.

Ensure tools and equipment are treated correctly, and are stored in the correct locations

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE.

Ensure company premises are maintained and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.  Report any building/facilities defects to Shift Supervisors and/or BSC.

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information 

Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks.

Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff.

Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.

Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.


Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Unrestricted EASA B1/B2 license
  • Type Rating B737 NG

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must have current NG Experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills

Salary

            Salary Range, depending on certification - £36,861 to £40,939

            Shift Allowance: £3000

            B737 Type rating: £3280

            ATP Type rating: £1998

Company Penison

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months

 

 

 

 

 


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First Officer (Type rated B737)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
13/03/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in West Atlantic UK Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK CPL/IR MCC

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Boeing 737 300-900 Type rating (Valid LPC)
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary FO - £34,127

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per day and £4.58 per night mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend an Operators conversion course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 1-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.


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Base Mechanic

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
31/03/2019

BASE MECHANIC - EMA

Position Type:                   Permanent Full-Time                     

Department:                     Hangar Engineering        

Location:                           East Midlands Airport

Responsible to: Shift supervisors/Certifying staff/Base Station Controller

Role Summary

To support effective and efficient hangar engineering at EMA, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner.

Responsibilities

  • Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information.
  • Ensure that the material installed in the form of spare parts, equipment or standard parts is of the correct and approved type and quality.
  • Perform all maintenance work according to the valid instructions and documentation.
  • Be well informed about the procedures regarding production quality control and quality audit especially how they apply at the specific maintenance tasks.
  • Perform maintenance on equipment that is used for maintenance and apply a high maintenance standard. Restore and clean all equipment after the maintenance activity. When equipment fails or is found to be faulty, immediately report this to the certifying staff.
  • Keep current with the approved working schedules, Company -procedures, -requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed.
  • Have confidence to issue an SMS report if a violation from the established WAS Flight Safety Standard is discovered.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Recognized modern apprenticeship in engineering or equivalent military training

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Commercial aviation engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive & self-motivated
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)

Salary

  • Basic £25,940
  • Shift Allowance £3000
  • Company Pension
  • Loyalty bonus after 12 months

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Technical Liaison Engineer B-767

Location:
Gothenburg
Application deadline:
31/01/2019

Technical Liaison Engineer B-767                                                                                                                                                           

 

Position Type: Permanent, full time                                               

Department: Engineering 

Location: Malmö/Gothenburg, Sweden or Coventry, UK

Responsible to: Technical Director                                 

 

Role Summary 

Overall responsibility for the contractual oversight and monitoring of the interface agreements between the Part-145 and Part-M activities of all third parties contracted to support the maintenance and airworthiness of the B-767 fleet. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Participate in all coordination meetings both internally and externally to ensure continuity and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for coordinating all parties when an additional aircraft is added to the fleet. From site representation during the delivery process through to technical acceptance of the aircraft.
  • Be the on-site company representative and oversee all base maintenance carried out by the approved third party contracted MRO – including approval and authorisation of additional expenditure, agreement of defects or incomplete maintenance off check and liaise with the relevant people regarding delays which may affect the return to service of the aircraft.
  • Responsible for the oversight control of the B-767 AMP and approval of all changes made to the content iaw published continued airworthiness publications – Including (in conjunction with third parties) the annual review of the AMP ensuring it remains effective for the operational utilisation of the aircraft.
  • Responsible for the review of newly issued Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins and ensure that mandatory requirements are introduced to the maintenance programme. Make recommendations for non-mandatory requirements.
  • Liaise with the P-145 MRO to establish line support facilities and spares for all routes.
  • Accountable for the coordination of the reliability programme for the 767 fleet. Including establishing an acceptable reliability report commensurate with the fleet size, attend at reliability meetings with third parties. Any recommended actions are to be discussed with the TD following these meetings.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the relevant operational departments on scheduled maintenance for the fleet. Book maintenance slots with the MRO as required according to the maintenance programme.
  • Ensure that the ARC renewal by the contracted party is carried out on time and issues raised to the relevant departments.
  • Responsible for the overall control of the engine support programme for the 767 fleet – ensure that the requisite contractual information is supplied within the terms of the programme, all condition monitoring data to show compliance with the programme is recorded and oversee the movement of engines if a change is required.
  • Control and integration within the fleet planning of all modification programmes to ensure compliance with regulatory and company requirements.
  • Review of any related ASR’s/MOR’s raised – investigate and follow up as required.

 

Academic/Educational Requirements  

  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent experience.

 

Required Skills/Experience:  

  • Minimum 7 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Type rated on B-767 aircraft
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organising skills

 

Any questions regarding the position, please contact Robert Drews, Group Technical Director/VP Group Fleet Management;  robert.drews@westatlantic.eu 

Please apply via our website; www.westatlantic.eu

The application shall include CV and personal letter. Interviews and selections are ongoing.
Last date for applications: 20190131

 

 

 


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Senior First Officer (B737 Non-Type Rated)

Location:
EMA
Application deadline:
28/02/2019

Position Type:            Permanent, Full-Time

Work Pattern             Week On, Week Off

Department:              Flight Operations

Location:                    EMA

Responsible to:         The Pilot Manager

Role Summary

Responsible for assisting with the operation of the 737 aircraft as per company requirements to meet customer requests.

Responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out as per company procedures and standards.

Responsibilities

  • Carry out all duties ensuring the safety of the aircraft, its cargo and its occupants and following all specified instructions and procedures in the operations manuals.
  • Maintain familiarity with relevant United Kingdom, European and International air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures;
  • Maintain familiarity with such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil the function.
  • Report to the commander any fault, failure, malfunction or defect which may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aircraft including emergency systems.
  • Report to the commander any incident that endangered, or could have endangered, the safety of the operation.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant requirements of the company Air Safety Reporting scheme (ASR);
  • Maintain individual records regarding flight and duty times and rest periods as referred to in applicable FTL requirements; and provide each operator with the data needed to schedule activities in accordance with the applicable FTL requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for the aircraft, it’s occupants and cargo as appropriate if the commander is incapacitated
  • Assist the Commander as requested, with administrative and other relevant duties in relation to the flight
  • Ensure compliance with all elements of the Duties and Responsibilities in Atlantic Airlines Part A.

Academic/Qualification Requirements

  • UK ATPL (successful applicants will be required to have a UK ATPL prior to commencing employment)

Required Skills/Experience/knowledge:

  • Minimum 5000Hours Total time to include 1500Hours on the B737 or equivalent type (Airbus/Boeing types preferred)
  • Previous command experience
  • Possess professional, friendly and customer-focused personality
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Proven problem solving & planning skills
  • ICAO Level 6 English

Terms

Salary SFO - £42,061

Per Diems

£1.85 per hour away from base (at present this is 75% is tax free)

£2.29 per 100nm day rate and £4.58 per 100nm night rate, mileage allowance.

Training - Successful Applicants will attend a Boeing 737 Type Rating Course.  Costs will be borne by the Company but the crewmember will sign a 3-year loan agreement. If the crewmember fails to pass the type rating, the crewmember will be liable to repay all training costs incurred.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the Apply Now link below. You will need to have copies of your Licence, Medical and last page of your logbook available for upload using the other documents button.

 Company Pension

Loyalty Bonus after 12 months

 


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Milou Frohn

Pilot

I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.

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Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK

 

Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ

 

First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

Photo: Unknown

 

Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP

 

Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737

 

Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK

 

767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer

 

On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP

 

737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales

 

Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance

 

View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician

 

New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP

 

First Boeing 737-800 water salute

Photo: Unknown

 

Svalbard

Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ

 

Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767

 

Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP

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